Critically acclaimed “Stealth Action FPS” Dishonored has been performing above sales expectations, according to Bethesda. Although the company declined to give actual sales figures, their PR chief Pete Hines recently spoke to Destructoid, and expressed Bethesda’s possible intention in investing in sequels:

“I can tell you that Dishonored is far exceeding our sales expectations, which is especially cool considering it’s new IP facing a host of well-established franchises this quarter," said PR chief Pete Hines. "We did terrific numbers again this past weekend, both in stores and on Steam, where Dishonored was listed as the #1 selling title over the holiday weekend. And Dishonored has really sold well overseas."

"So, we’re very pleased and appreciate all the fans that have supported Dishonored and Arkane. We clearly have a new franchise."

PhotobucketI recently played Dishonored and my sentiment that this game was nothing short of pure gold was shared in Lindsay Allan’s recent review of the game for The 405. I personally welcome the news that this game is succeeding in a heavily competitive holiday season climate, against such titles as Hitman: Absolution, Halo 4, and Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2.

According to VGChartz, the game has shifted 1.44 units globally, the majority coming from North American sales for the Xbox 360.

With the recent release date confirmed for Dishnored’s new DLC Dunwall City Trials (December 11th) and two further story-based DLC packs due to be released in Spring 2013, the future of Dishonored as a successful new IP is looking bright indeed.